Crimea is an amazing place. On this peninsula, rich nature, ancient history, amazing events, mystical strums are intertwined and create a unique atmosphere. The unusual secrets of Crimea will reveal to you why this place is so interesting.
1. Crimea is mentioned in the Odyssey of Homer.
The poem was written in the IX-VII centuries. BC e. In those days, the Black Sea froze to such an extent that it was possible to ride on it in a sleigh.
2. On the territory of Crimea, you can meet 3 climatic zones
Crimea is located between the temperate and subtropical climate belts and is characterized by warm and sunny weather. It is characterized by diversity and the presence of micrometeorites.
The northern parts of Crimea have a moderate continental climate with short, mild winters and moderately hot dry summers while the central and mountainous areas the climate is transitional between the continental climate to the north and the Mediterranean climate to the south.
3. Crimea is one of the birthplaces of camels.
They appeared here during the Great Silk Road era.
As mentioned in the travel notes and diaries of travelers who made journeys to the Northern Black Sea and Crimea between the 16th and 19th centuries, camels became popular for cartage transport, freight haulage, passenger transportation, and riding.
4. In Crimea, there is one of the world's most powerful solar-powered power stations.
The Perovo Solar Park is the world 4th most powerful solar power station with power equals to is a 100 MWp
5. On the peninsula, you can see 240 species of plants that are not found anywhere in the world.
Botanical excursions and excursions into protected areas are very popular here. During them you can observe seasonal changes in vegetation and to know various, completely unique poisonous and medicinal representatives of plant flora. In addition, you will learn a lot of interesting legends about the nature of the Crimea.
6. The oldest city in Crimea is Kerch.
It was founded in the 7th century BC by the Greeks. The first name of Kerch is Panticapaeum.
7. Wild tulips grow on the peninsula.
The word tulip comes from the Turkish “turban”. In the 16th century, wild tulips from the Crimea were brought to the Sultan. In 1593, from the Ottoman Empire, through Vienna, these tulips fell into Holland.
8. In France, there is a boulevard named after the capital of Crimea Sevastopol.
One of the greatest battles in Russian history took place there. Emperor Napoleon III was so admired by the Russian troops during the battle of Sevastopol that in memory of the victory he issued a decree on renaming the Central Boulevard, in Sevastopol.
9. The largest plague epidemic in history came to Europe through the Crimean Theodosia.
In 1346, the city belonging to the Genoese was besieged by the Tatar-Mongols. When the plague began in their army, the khan ordered the catapults to throw corpses into the city. And they’re also an epidemic broke out. The Genoese who fled from Feodosia brought plague to Europe. With this, the sad story of the plague began, which claimed millions of lives.
10. In Crimea, the city of Feodosia has retained its name since ancient times.
Feodosia was founded in the VI century BC by the Greek colonists. Then it consistently belonged to the Alans, Byzantines, Khazars, Genoese, Tatars, Turks. She was given different names, but after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, in 1804, Theodosius, the original name was returned.